UT Health San Antonio obtained $46,707,168 in FY17 from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, industry, and philanthropy to support multi-disciplinary research, teaching, and outreach programs.
UT Health San Antonio patented a discovery in protection against traumatic brain injury.
UT Health San Antonio is home to the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases, dedicated to clinical research on Alzheimer’s.
UT Health is a leader in translational research studies on neurodegenerative diseases. We take research from the lab into clinical settings to understand the disease process in the brain and explore innovative ways to intervene and slow or stop disease.
Kevin F. Bieniek, Ph.D., who is the inaugural director of the brain bank at UT Health San Antonio's Glen Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases, has received a Rising STARs Award from the UT System.
Instead of focusing on how to cure the disease, as is the focus of most Alzheimer's research, Dr. Frost's team looked at what causes the disease. In doing so, her team was able to identify targets that can mitigate the spread of toxic proteins in the brain.